Ex Ford and Tesla officials join German electric van maker

StreetScooter

The German electric van maker StreetScooter has recruited executives from Tesla and Ford to assist drive its worldwide expansion. Peter Bardenfleth-Hansen, who worked in Tesla’s first European Tesla team, and Ulrich Stuhec, has joined the Streetscooter, the company stated in a news release. Streetscooter is a subsidiary of the German company Deutsche Post. Bardenfleth-Hansen is going […]

Ford self-driving cars to be introduced in Austin in 2021

Ford self-driving cars

Ford Motor stated on Wednesday it will include Austin, Texas, to the short list of cities where it prepares to start a commercial transportation service utilizing automated vehicles in 2021. The U.S. automaker earlier stated it would start transporting people and goods in automated vehicles in Miami and Washington. Ford’s self-driving system, currently being tested […]

Ford recalls 322,000 cars due to battery fire risk

Ford is recalling about 322,000 cars whose batteries could catch fire because of acid leakage, trade publication kfz-betrieb reported on Monday, mentioning Germany’s KBA federal motor authority. According to the report, the recall covers Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy vehicles made between Feb. 13, 2014 and Feb. 11, 2019, including about 101,000 cars were affected in […]

Tesla takes on Porsche with battle on toughest circuit of Germany

$35,000 Tesla Model 3

Tesla TSLA aims to take away Porsche’s bragging rights by testing its Model S on the northern loop of Germany’s Nuerburgring circuit, using a marketing tool that German automakers have long used to tout the superiority of their items. Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport recently published photographs of a Tesla with “100D+” markings on the […]